Santomania

Addy Santo's occasional braindumps

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    Infopath forms and the XmlNamespaceManager

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    One common task when programmatically manipulating an InfoPath form is setting up the namespace manager. The following code will fail: MyInfopathDOM.SelectSingleNode("//my:name"); because of the unrecognized "my" prefix. But create a namespacemanager...
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    Office / Information Worker related weblogs

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    If anyone is interested, here is a compilation of 78 weblogs with Office or IW related themes: It was exported from my SharpReader so YMMV in other readers. < Added : About 90% of this list is from http://www.officezealot.com - recommended! > ...
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    100% legal P2P music sharing? Hmm.....

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    A friend just mailed me a link to Mercora who claim to provide a legitimate, legal and free P2P music sharing platform. Sound too good to be true if you ask me... From their website: The Legality of Webcasting with Mercora Mercora lets you webcast...
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    Scoble vs. Madonna

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    Madonna concert, Madison Square Garden, evening of June 16th. vs. Scobe's blogger/geek dinner, Manhattan, evening of June 16th. err.... Any ideas on how to talk my way out of this one?
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    Painless Sharepoint 2003 deployments (even when migrating from SPS 2001) ??

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    After reading Bill's woes with SPIN/SPOUT and the deployment in general, I figured he isn't the only one who needs to know this: There is an excellent deployment tool which assists both in migrations and deployments, and can take most of the pain out...
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    Headless Systems (?)

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    A recent MSDN article: Yes Virginia, Windows CE .NET Does Handle Headless Systems Is this really useful? Everyone knows that *real* problem is Headless Users...
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    Pair-Programming - Necessary?

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    Roy mentions pair-programming and a situation in which a pair fell apart because "it just seemed unnecessary" to the developers. There is an interesting comment thread developing there, but the post begets the question - why is it necessary? Many...
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    Skype contact info

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    I'm on Skype too; username: addysanto.
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    Birthday thoughts...

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    Tomorrow will be the next day of the rest of my life. Same as yesterday and today , but with one small difference: Today was the 11680th day since I was born, or in other words- my 32nd birthday. Woohoo! I'm getting old! I can still remember the days...
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    Is anyone else getting Blog-Spammed today?

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    Update: Jesse recommends reporting this guy to his affiliates . I got multiple (~10 at last count but they are still coming) spam comments today containing URLs which redirect to a lowlife-type website <URL removed> . This spam is especially...
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    [OT] What NOT to post on your blog

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    Senate staffer's shocking sex blog . She must have missed Scoble's Corporate Weblog Manifesto :) via Fark (RSS here )
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    Check out an internal Microsoft email thread posted on Channel 9

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    Chris Sells points out an internal Microsoft email thread which the Channel 9 team is sharing with the world. One of the things which floored me when I first joined Microsoft was the quality (and quantity) of the internal discussions. It is one of...
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    Programmatically caching Infopath templates using Application.CacheSolution

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    Infopath has a simple and elegent system for caching form templates - when you open a form with an unknown template, it extracts the template version and location information from an XML processing instruction (PI) in the form, and then loads the template...
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    I'm Back!

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    Back from a week onsite with little to no internet access. I'm still recovering from the withdrawal symptoms! And 600 blog posts left to catch up on...
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    [OT] What is this?

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    We bought this cute painting at the Hoboken Arts festival over the weekend: I say it is a cat, my wife says it's definitely a dog. Please help us decide - leave a comment with what you think it is!
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    Book Review: "Software Project Survival Guide"

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    I just finished reading the "Software Project Survival Guide" (Steve McConnell, Microsoft Press) and came away with mixed feelings. The Good: A good high-level introduction to the development lifecycle of a software project. Clear explanations...
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    Gotcha!: Sasser Worm Author Caught

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    Well, the [suspected] author of the Sasser worm was arrested in Germany (Reuters link). Hopefully the speed in which he was caught will make future worm creators think twice. It wouldn't hurt to slap him with a real nasty sentence either... See also...
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    Workflow Lite For SharePoint Beta Available

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    Jan Tielens has released a generic configurable document library event handler that can be used to create simple workflow and approval scenarios in Windows SharePoint Services.
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    [OT] Google sucks (or: Google likes me)

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    [Followup to yesterday's post ] Some of my posts are getting really high rankings on Google. Examples: The post on sharepoint development : #1 result on Google for "sps development " The post on a matrix joke : #1 result on Google for...
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    Winforms custom control - Hierarchy mapper

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    Last night I took someone up on a dare and whipped up a quick-n'dirty winforms control which allows graphically mapping connections between nodes in different hierarchial views (represented by treeviews). The connections are created by dragging nodes...
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    A-Y-SSN-A-B-T-U

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    This post of mine on the SelectSingleNode method (from Nov-2003) has been producing over 100 hits a day from Google (today it was over 200). And here is why: it is result #5 for when googling for SelectSingleNode! Just after MSDN which comes in 3rd...
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    No, you can't get the orchestration done on time

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    Owen Allen asks " Can you get the orchestration done on time? ", and goes on to mention that Biztalk " isn't your grandfather's ETL app ." While I agree that Biztalk is immensely powerful and provides an excellent development infrastructure, Owen's...
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    Is anyone doing any XAML RSS work?

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    I stumbled across Joe Marini 's XAML Blog Reader sample which is simply awesome. However it is just a sample and not a full fledged app. Has anyone run across a community based XAML RSS reader project? I would love to participate if there is one underway...
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    Testing Visual Blogger

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    Hmm.... Visual Blogger looks cool, but will it work? <hint: if you see this post then apparently it did> Update: It did work although I had to manually fiddle with the blog settings in the Configuration.xml file. The blog setup dialog is hideous...
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    New article on how to build the Links Web Part.

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    No, you can't have my Web Part, you can build your own. Sorry it took so long but I have been trying out so many ideas that, like any normal technology person, documentation was the last thing on my mind.
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